Mission, Texas-based fresh produce group SiCar Farms has announced that it will open a new state-of-the-art facility in December 2018.
This new facility is expected to handle three times the company’s current production capacity.
"Since inception (2003) in Mission Texas, we have been determined to provide customer loyalty, exceptional service and quality while maintaining integrity throughout the supply chain as a vertically integrated company,” said CEO Luis Gudino.
“To continue maximising our commitment to our customers and their need for the highest quality fruits and vegetables, we have installed the latest pallet retrieval technology by Westfalia, an Italian warehouse technology company within our new facility," he explained. "This will ensure our customers will receive the freshest product every time and that all product is handled with cold chain integrity and first-class warehouse productivity.”
“Our 110,000 square-foot facility, is fully equipped with twenty-eight loading doors, over 80,000 square feet of refrigeration, ripening rooms, three-high pallet racking systems, and 12,000 square feet of office-space,” noted Dan Edmeier, vice-president, sales and marketing. “Our new facility increases efficiencies in many ways, for example, reducing over 50 per cent of forklift traffic throughout the warehouse.
"Another key advantage is its location," Edmeier outlined. "Its locale on the overweight corridor allows us to maximise our container weight and provide lower costs.”